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“Kind of run-down and nothing going on during the day”
Review of Old City

Ranked #22 of 201 things to do in Knoxville
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Owner description: Rejuvenated section of town with lots of live Jazz, blues and rock music.
Reviewed October 31, 2013

We were hoping to see some cute shops and restaurants in Old City but were disappointed. I think it was because it was daytime when we strolled through the area and everything was closed. Not much going on during the day there; would have loved to see some cute shops. The area is neat and has lots of potential but the buildings need some fresh paint and updating.

1  Thank R84L
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

The Old City is a revitalized gem in downtown Knoxville. Plenty of parking, lots of shops and dining, places for coffee and a snack. Lots of nightlife, but charming in the daytime as well.

2  Thank heyjudithz
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

historical part of Knoxville with live entertainment and great food Jazz Blues Rock Country and some very interesting shops to visited I love going to this place the old building with there history and stories they tell great place to visited day or night but night is when the party begins

1  Thank ds52photo
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Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

Its a bit odd that tripadvisor has a separate listing for the Old City as it is an area of town rather than a specific venue.

The Old City is small but hosts some of the best night life in the city as well as its own particular vibe.

As for the folks complaining about safety .. what a joke. Ignore those poor souls and hope they get out of the house from time to time.

5  Thank redjedi72
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

Old City in Knoxville is one of those places where you can feel the vibe of the past if you stop to listen. What's great about this place is that new businesses are moving into the original old buildings and rennovating them instead of tearing them down, thus preserving the heritage and vibe of the past. Walking down the alleyways and looking up and down for architectural quirks of interest is one of my favorite past times. Whether it's touring the rail cars at the nearby former railway depot, visiting Historic Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, lunching at the Urban Cafe or shucking oysters at the Crown and Goose, every turn of the road or sidewalk is certain to give you a historic feel for this part of downtown Knoxville.

1  Thank Urbanzenmeister
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